May 24, 2010

The Lazarus Effect

Anyone with HBO or an Internet connection should try to catch tonight’s much-anticipated premiere of “The Lazarus Effect.” The 30-minute documentary – featuring Don Cheadle, Orlando Bloom, Lucy Liu, Benicio Del Toro, Christy Turlington, Ludacris, Claire Danes and many more friends of the RED AIDS campaign – illustrates how the life of someone with HIV/AIDS can, in just 40 days, be transformed with two small, inexpensive pills taken daily.

The film shows how a life-saving antiretroviral medicine that costs just 40 cents a day has been the difference between life and death for four HIV-positive people – Connie, Paul, Constance and Bwalyz - in Zambia. As the documentary points out, there's not much you can do with 40 cents per day - apart, it would seem, from saving a human life.

Brought to you by super-cool executive producer Spike Jonze and director Lance Bangs, “The Lazarus Effect” airs tonight on HBO at 9 PM EST, and on YouTube at 9:30 PM EST. Brit do-gooders, meanwhile, can catch it on Channel 4 at 11 PM GMT. Click here for more information.

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